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Defining what the terms Desi, TCK and DESI TCK mean.
Discussing the unfairness of beauty standards in non-white cultures.
Reflecting on the Holy month of Ramadan, and one's ability to do anything when they put their mind to it.
Reflecting on wearing a niqaab as a "social experiment", and certain injustices within Saudi culture.
A list of songs that TCK's will be able to relate to.
A poem about saying goodbye to a loved one at the airport (this poem was about my mom, specifically).
Guest article by Raneem AlDroubi; discussing the war in Syria and how it has affected her.
Information, tips, tricks, and life hacks related to flying.
"Buzzfeed" style post with a list of things related to TCK's.
A post I wrote on my birthday after a tragic event in my passport country, Pakistan.
A post stating that I will be starting a series called "What is it really like" to live in ______.
What is it really like to live in Saudi Arabia?
What is it really like to live in England?
What is it really like to live in Italy?
What is it really like to live in Jordan?
An update about my life.
Deleted/removed post, about what it is really like to live in a Saudi Aramco camp. Will reupload on a later date.
What is it really like to live in Islamabad, Pakistan.
What is it really like to live in small-town Pennsylvania.
One-year reflection on my hijab journey.
A post about how lonely the TCK lifestyle is / can be.
Guest article (letter) by Dina El-Beradi about growing apart from your best friend.
A short piece; me reflecting on what the world could be like without boarders.
Reflections about people assuming where I am from.
Don't Let Me Get Me - Pink; Posted this song because it was a reflection of how I was feeling about my life as a TCK at the time.
Dedicated to my Nani (grandmother), who passed away.
A personal reflection on the year 2016.
My favorite art piece, "The Phenomenon of Floating" by Rob Gonsalves.
My reasons for titling my blog "Diary of a Desi TCK"
A short piece about my thoughts on war and violence.
50 random facts about me.
Reflecting on my 2nd year wearing the hijab, as well as answering people's questions about my hijab journey.
Talking about Islamabad, Pakistan, and why I think of it as "home".
Talking about Udhailiyah, Saudi Arabia, and why I think of it as "home".
Sharing my #MeToo statements, and discussing how sexual abuse, assault, and harassment are global issues.
Reflecting on graduate school and how difficult part of this journey has been for me, while also highlighting the importance of reaching out to people you love / who love you during difficult moments.
General life update.
Discussing issues surrounding education and the TCK lifestyle. Recommendations and resources included.
A poem I wrote inspired by a friend of mine's icy-blue eyes.
A post about what it is really like to live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A post about my love towards my third home, England.
A poem discussing what it means to be a "coconut", and the #DiasporaBlues that accompany it.
An open letter written to 11-year-old me by 25-year-old me.
A list of some of the "little things" that get overlooked about the TCK lifestyle, such as how TCKs and TCAs often don't have stable healthcare.
A post of me letting my mind and fingers wander, and discuss how scary yet exciting the thought of settling down one day can be.
Exactly as the title describes, this is a little life-update / post about what I've been up to these past three years in grad school.
A poem about the phenomenon of looking into infinity, when you look up at the sky.
A short poem about how relationships can change as quickly as the changing of the seasons.
Another poem about my love for the moon, and how safe I feel knowing she's watching over me.
Me, imagining what my life would be like if I grew up in my passport country and did not live the TCK life.
A short poem about not being able to sleep.
An insight into my summer, my mind, and my heart.
A glimpse into the life of a TCK.
A poem about falling in love with autumn.
A poem about dancing in the rain.
Diary entry of me exploring my love and adoration for the sky.
An analysis of my essence.
A short post essentially telling the world that I haven't seen my loved ones in 1+ years, and that I miss them dearly.
A short post about a topic I discuss frequently: the curse of having so many loved ones, but being far away from them all.
About the people and things that help me stay grounded when I feel like I'm living a million parallel lives.
A piece about how it feels like ghosts haunt my lonesome apartment after loved ones leave. Dedicated to my parents.